The Phillies may stink, but it is always nice for the Mets to sweep them. They completed the accomplishment Wednesday night at Citi Field for their fourth straight win.
The Phillies jumped out to an early lead. Odubel Herrera led off the game with a triple and scored on a Chase Utley ground out.
Eric Campbell, starting in place of the injured David Wright, singled with one out in the second. He went to second when the catcher could not locate what was ruled a wild pitch on a ball that rolled a few feet from the plate. He came around on a Juan Lagares single to tie the game.
Travis d’Arnaud broke the tie when he led off the third with a solo home run.
Lagares singled in the fourth and would score on a Jonathon Niese single to make it 3-1.
But the Mets were not done. Lucas Duda led off the fifth with a home run. Michael Cuddyer doubled and moved to third on a ground out. Campbell then hit a grounder to third. Cuddyer tried to score and was dead to rights, but Cody Asche’s throw hit Cuddyer in the back. He scored to make it 5-1.
The Mets extended the lead to 6-1 when Duda doubled home d’Arnaud in the sixth.
Niese lasted 6.1 innings, allowing just the one run on nine hits, He struck out four and walked two.
Mets win 6-1.